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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    You'll never guess who gets to make sweat by making concrete. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Each haunch and pier took a yard or a little better of concrete.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    We'll use the piers to jack up the wall.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Each length of auger is four feet. Here we are going into position with eight feet of auger ready to work. You can see the additional section beside the hole to be.

    That V looking piece of steel is what we use to hold the auger up while we remove sections after we've dug down and are coming back out.

    This is hard work, handling wet clay with shovels removing the tailings as it comes up.

    Not to mention it being July in north Texas.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    The third storm snuck in on me while filling the last pier. Needless to say we had to leave the skid steer in the pit that night. It couldn't move in the slime.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Great series Harvey, that was a great step by step photo how-to on your pier haunch combo you suggested for the barnshop. Now what are you and Iris doing after the project? A little vacation to the northwest to visit me and the barnshop [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    Of course Iris got to be involved with her sexy little dance by doing what she does best [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    And she does do a dance, ask Eddie. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    When the concrete was set up we had to jack up the wall. What we were really interesting in was straightening it out as much as possible but more importantly, picking up the weight and transferring it to the new piers.

    Funny as it may seem, jacking involves jacks. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    The idea is to jack up from the new haunch-pier and when it's in place to place blocks (concrete) and shims (steel) to maintain the new position.

    Here's a finished haunch with it's new block and shims in place.
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    Default Re: Keeping character, or restoring a pond

    What is amazing is it works. You can see the movement gained in the above post and in this one.
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